Ribbon cutting for new trail system planned for October 20

The Mammoth Lakes Trail System, a long-term project that finally is near completion, gets a ribbon cutting next month at the Visitors Center off Main St./S.R. 203.

It is a ceremony that many trail advocates, working on it since the 1980s, thought might never happen.

Yet a combination of funding sources from various levels of government, then brokered by local public agencies, somehow put together a plan, then found the money.

The ceremony will take place Oct. 20 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and will feature tours, an introduction of Summer of Stewardship trail projects, and demonstrations of the new trails website (www.MammothTrails. org).

For additional information regarding the trail projects and a schedule of the celebration events, please visit www.mltpa. org, or contact Nancy Upham, INF Public Affairs Officer, at 760-873-2427 or nupham@ fs.fed.us, or Stuart Brown, Town of Mammoth Lakes Public Information Officer at 760- 934-8989 ext. 210 or sbrown@ ci.mammoth-lakes.ca.us.